nothing new under the sun…

…apparently not. work by tuan tran? i was going to use this post to write about san francisco based artist tuan tran but then i happened to browse through the copy of california… Continue reading

the flow bib…

…by fenton i have a deep fascination with beautiful, modern baubles like this.  it’s the juxtaposition between candy bright plastics and edgy chain not to mention the non-traditional shapes and draping that has… Continue reading

summertime…

…time to sit back and unwind. ha!  i wish i could say that was the case but i have been so busy with freelance projects and family graduations that i’ve barely had time… Continue reading

creative wall coverings…

…for commitment-phobes! a new wall covering system by dutch company, ixxi, has me swooning over the possibilities of changing up my environment!  whether you’re a hands on creative or just in love with… Continue reading

mercedes benz fashion week australia…

…is now in full swing! underscoring my recent post on the strong influences of new african fashion,  are the latest offerings from the undisputed queen of the kaftan, camilla franks!  blazing with color… Continue reading

blazing a trail in the world…

…of new african fashion! while at lacma for the surrealist exhibit, i browsed through their bookstore for inspiration and came across this recently published resource, new african fashion by helen jennings. a fantastic… Continue reading

family bloodlines…

…yield unusual fruits. not even two months ago, i lost my wonderful grandmother, the last grandparent i had.  my gran had a huge impact on my life to say the least and her… Continue reading

american idiot…

…is you and me. based on the grammy award winning green day album of the same name, i have to confess that i knew little of this rock opera until i received a… Continue reading

is it just me…

…or is missoni looking to vintage pucci for inspiration? image above: pucci ss/1964 frankly, i was surprised to see this especially since missoni is such an established house with a very distinctive take… Continue reading

in wonderland…

…the surrealist adventures of women artists in mexico and the united states. living in los angeles, i would be hard pressed to miss the banners advertising this exhibit especially since they are constantly… Continue reading

viva vlisco…

…dutch wax prints! i have just been turned on by the most amazing textile design house ever! vlisco hollandais is a dutch wax print company that has been around since 1846 and is… Continue reading

p.s.

…there wasn’t anything i didn’t love about effie trinket! this color palette makes me sick it’s so gorgeous! the only question is, how many effie’s are we going to see come halloween?

got my fill…

…of “the hunger games”. no kidding.  this is normally the last film i would weigh in on considering all of the hype around it.  i saw john carter thanks to a free screening… Continue reading

welcome, april!…

…and with it a new issue. well there seems to be a lot on the calendar this month!  american idiot at the ahmanson, ciclavia has a new ride planned. the dalai lama will… Continue reading

art deco print…

…a sneak peek in midnight… …and dawn. i would love to have a powder room done in ‘dawn’.  i’m not quite sure how i intend to use these in terms of scaling the… Continue reading